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Should sex offenders be given the right to appeal against having their names on the sex offender register?

Thousands of sex offenders in England and Wales are set to be given the right to appeal against having their names on the sex offenders register for life.

A government source told the BBC it had no choice but to adopt the change following a Supreme Court ruling.

Last April the court ruled offenders should have the right to prove they had changed and so be taken off the list.

Only individuals sentenced to more than 30 months for a sex-related crime are placed on the register for life.

There are currently about 20,000 sex offenders in the UK who have received such sentences.